Being a woman and a child, makes girl children in Iran the most vulnerable under the mullahs’ misogynist rule.
Iranian Constitution sets 9 the legal age of criminal accountability for girl children in Iran.
Girls are forced to cover their hair since first day of school at age 6.
Obviously, the mullahs ruling Iran have nothing to do with these international goals pursued since 2012, by naming October 11th as the International Day of the Girl Child, to highlight and address the needs and challenges girls face, while promoting girls’ empowerment and the fulfillment of their human rights.
Inadequate educational spaces, hazardous transportation
Girl children in Iran are also victims of substandard structures of schools and unsafe transportation in light of the irresponsible approach of education officials and staff. Every year, a number of young girls lose their lives while on the road to school, under a collapsed wall or ceiling, or in fire. Unsafe heating systems have also caused repeated poisoning of students.
Four girls lost their lives in their school fire in Zahedan. Three young girls drowned while drinking water from a ditch because their school did not have water. The 7-year-old Donya Veisi died when the school wall collapsed on her.
Early, forced marriages are violence against young girls
Institutionalized in the clerical regime’s laws, the legal age of marriage for girl children in Iran is 13 years, and they can be given to marriage even younger if the father and a judge decide that they are mature enough.
In view of the bankrupt economic situation in Iran, rampant unemployment, and 80% of the population living under the poverty line, forced marriage of girl children has turned into the only way for a large number of families in Iran to reduce their expenses or earn some income.
A judiciary officials said around 600,000 child marriages took place in Iran in one year.
Early forced marriages are the worst form of oppression of Iranian girls and future women of Iran.